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Refugees: ordeal to reach Europe, then struggle for acceptance


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Refugees: ordeal to reach Europe, then struggle for acceptance

Merkel and Hollande in the European Parliament, showing a united front in dealing with the refugee crisis. Germany’s chancellor spoke out for sustained solidarity, but her popularity at home has taken a big dent. France 2

Germany officially expects to take in between 800,000 and one million migrants this year. The influx of ten thousand asylum seekers per day seems to have staggered the authorities. Swiss SRF

The Syrian war exiles keep finding new paths to western Europe. More and more have been taking the northern route, by Norway. Sweden is one of the most chosen for minors travelling without their parents. France 3

At the other end of Europe, beyond Spain’s border with Morocco, Syrian refugees dream of crossing into Melilla, the Spanish enclave on the north African coast. Spanish TVE

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